Wise and Wonderful: October

Wise and Wonderful: October


It’s NOT the Back’s Fault Part 2

In Part One of it’s not the back’s fault (See September’s blog) we discussed the fact that often times when pain is muscular it stems from muscles in our legs and hips that are overly tight. To review, step one to relieve back pain is to stretch the hamstrings. Step two, covered in this months article, is to stretch the glutes and Piriformis. As seen in the photo below to stretch your glutes and Piriformis you gently lift the leg and bring the leg across the body using a strap. Hold each stretch for approximately 2 seconds and repeat 10 times.

Move slowly and gently through these movements. Do not do this stretch if you have a lower back injury.

Lift Leg up and Gently Pull Across Body until you feel a stretch in your glutes and down the side of your leg.

Alternate View: Remember, use the strap for support as you gently lift your leg up and across the body.

*This blog was first published here: Sunshine Retirement Living